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SIRS Researcher This link opens in a new window
Provides insight into social issues by delivering the pros and cons from selected documents and graphics curated from over 2,000 global sources.
African American Experience (ABC-CLIO) This link opens in a new window
The American Mosaic: The African American Experience gives voice to the African American experience from its African origins to the present day
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints This link opens in a new window
Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.
Issues: Understanding Controversy & Society (ABC-CLIO) This link opens in a new window
Provides context, diverse perspectives, and selected primary and secondary sources for understanding the issues that currently affect global society.
Find Government Docs Online
Search Executive Orders from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama in the National Archives here.
Search Registered Executive Orders from Clinton to Trump here.
Find Special Interest Groups
Reminder: Special interest groups and lobbying groups, by definition, have a specific point of view but may also have some good research information. Proceed with that in mind.
Government website that gives brief descriptions about types of PACs. On the right-hand side, has links to SuperPACs and hybrid-PACs lists.
Ten of the biggest political action committees.
Quick of top social justice Political Non-Profits, links and descriptions.
Thorough list of Civil Rights organizations with descriptions and links.
The 20 companies and groups that spend the most money to influence lawmakers. The title says it all.
Top Spenders. Companies and organizations that spend the most on trying to influence lawmakers.
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